The 1970 Plymouth Cuda came in two-door, four-seater coupe and convertible, manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964 to 1974. These would be the last days of performance cars. In four short years, the Barracuda would be scrapped, a victim of the changing times as well as the gas crisis of 1973.
These furiously fast cars were geared toward the youth culture, specifically street-racers with the high-performance models even nicknamed "The Rapid Transit System." The '70 Barracudas came in three styles and nine engine choices. The 'Cuda which was the performance model had the 383cid 335 bhp which is the same as Dodge's 383 Magnum. The 440cid "six-pack" Magnum engine cranked out 383 bhp and drank through three two-barrel Holley carburetors, explaining the six-pack label.
1970 Plymouth Rapid Transit System
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The '70 models had shaken the economy car stigma, having no longer any vestige of the earlier year Valiant-based models. The Barracuda had kept its uncluttered shape, crisp and taut styling (shared with the Dodge Challenger), neatly concealed windshield wipers (behind the rear lip of the hood), tapered-in bumpers, flush door handles, smooth overhangs, and subtly flared wheelarches.
1970 Plymouth Cuda Specs
Production 30,267 (1970)
1971 Plymouth Cuda 2-Door Coupe
The Red Cuda above sold for $154,000 in 9013.
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